Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney have both missed out on the MLS mid-season Team of the Year.

LA Galaxy star Ibrahimovic has netted 11 league goals so far this term, while Rooney has scored eight times for DC United.

Neither have made the cut, however, in the Opta-powered team of the season so far.

Carlos Vela and Ezequiel Barco are the headline acts in the XI, but who else has been included?

Goalkeeper – Bill Hamid (DC United)

Bill Hamid's return to MLS and DC United has gone as well as – if not better than – anyone could have hoped. Among goalkeepers with eight or more appearances this season, he leads the league in save percentage (78.8 per cent), is second in saves per game (four) and clean sheets (seven). He is also tied for third in average goals against (1.1) and fourth in goals prevented (3.9).


Right-back – Raymon Gaddis (Philadelphia Union)

A member of the surprising Philadelphia Union, 29-year-old Gaddis has started all 17 of his team's matches and played a total of 1,466 minutes – only five outfield players have more. He is one of 12 defenders to have played more than 1,350 minutes this season and one of just four of those players to not make a single mistake leading to a shot.


Centre-back – Erik Godoy (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Switching to MLS has not been much of an issue for the 25-year-old Argentinian centre-back, who has thrived in the middle of Vancouver's defence. He is one of 19 defenders to have been dribbled past three times or fewer (minimum of 1,000 minutes played), is tied for third in blocked shots (16) and tied for fifth in clearances (70).


Centre-back – Leandro Gonzalez-Pirez (Atlanta United)

The 27-year-old Argentinian has been a stalwart member of Atlanta's backline since his debut, and 2019 has been no different. He has been a part of all of the Five Stripes' MLS-leading eight clean sheets and leads all defenders with 139 possessions won. He is also one of 15 players with an aerial success of 66 per cent or better (from a minimum of 45 aerial duels).


Left-back – Ali Adnan (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Adnan's attacking ability from the back has been critical for Vancouver in 2019. He is one of only three defenders to have completed 20 dribbles and create 10 or more chances this term. On top of that, he is one of four defenders with 100 or more duels won, and the Whitecaps concede more than double the amount of goals per 90 minutes with him off the pitch (0.9 goals conceded per 90 with Adnan on the field, 2.1 per 90 without him).


Central midfield – Jonathan dos Santos (Los Angeles Galaxy)

The Mexico international has become arguably the most intimidating midfield force in MLS this year. He has won a league-best 155 possessions and has 94 tackles and interceptions – no other player has more than 75. Look no further than the club's numbers with Dos Santos on the pitch for his value to the Galaxy. They average 1.4 goals and one conceded per 90 minutes with him playing. By comparison, they score 0.5 goals and let in 2.1 per match without the Mexican.


Central midfield – Eduard Atuesta (Los Angeles FC)

While Carlos Vela gets most of the plaudits for LAFC's success, midfielder Eduard Atuesta has played a vital role linking the offence and defence together. He is the only player averaging more than 100 touches per game (101, to be exact) and is one of two players with more than 150 possessions won. He also has impressive passing statistics, with an overall accuracy of 87.5 per cent and 75.8 per cent in the final third.


Right attacking midfield – Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC)

The easy decision for mid-season MVP, Vela leads MLS in goals with 16 (five more than any other player), assists (10), shots (87 – 26 more than the next best), shots on target (35) and minutes per goal among players with five or more goals. The only question at this point is; how many records will the Mexico international break this year?


Central attacking midfield – Carles Gil (New England Revolution)

The club's lone designated player has lived up to the billing during his first year in New England. He has had a hand in just under half of the Revolution's goals this year (four goals and four assists) and has been an effective pest in the final third, where he has won possession 31 times – eight more than any other MLS player.


Left attacking midfield – Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta United)

Stepping out of the shadow of Miguel Almiron, the 20-year-old has four goals and one assist in eight appearances this year and was coming into his own before leaving for the Under-20 World Cup. He is one of eight players averaging at least three chances created per 90 minutes (3.1) and is one of 12 players to have an xG [expected goals] record of at least two (2.4, tied with Vela for sixth best).


Striker – Raul Ruidiaz (Seattle Sounders)

The 28-year-old Peruvian is enjoying his first full season in Seattle, scoring six goals in 10 appearances this year. He boasts a 35.3 per cent shot conversion rate (the second highest among players with six or more goals) and is scoring once every 119 minutes, record bettered by only three players who have netted at least six times. It does not hurt that 20.3 per cent of his touches have come inside the opponent's box this season, the second highest in the league.

Ilsinho scored a second-half brace as MLS Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union overturned a two-goal deficit in their 3-2 win over New York Red Bulls.

Substitute Ilsinho came off the bench and netted twice in 11 minutes to see high-flying Union past the Red Bulls, who led 2-0 at half-time on Saturday.

Goals from Kaku and Brian White had the visiting Red Bulls – riding a five-game unbeaten streak – firmly in control after 45 minutes in Philadelphia.

However, Ilsinho's introduction eight minutes into the second half turned the match on its head at Talen Energy Stadium.

Brazilian midfielder Ilsinho dribbled past Connor Lade before teeing up Jamiro Monteiro to reduce the deficit on the hour-mark.

Ilsinho equalised a minute later after taking on Lade and Daniel Royer as his shot deflected off Sean Nealis and past Luis Robles.

The 33-year-old completed his brace after rebounding Monteiro's penalty, which was initially saved by Robles with 18 minutes remaining.

With back-to-back wins the Union moved four points clear of Montreal Impact, while the fifth-placed Red Bulls slipped seven points off the pace.

Chris Wondolowski took his regular-season MLS career goal tally to 152 in San Jose Earthquakes' 2-2 draw against Dallas.

After Daniel Vega's 27th-minute own goal put Dallas ahead, MLS recordholder Wondolowski equalised just seconds after half-time.

Magnus Eriksson then gave the Earthquakes a 2-1 lead in the 54th minute but Francis Atuahene earned a point for Dallas 11 minutes later.

Meanwhile, Colorado Rapids extended their undefeated run to five games by edging Minnesota United 1-0.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a spectacular goal but LA Galaxy were upset by the New England Revolution in MLS on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic stole the show even in defeat after scoring a stunning second-half bicycle kick in California.

The striker took a touch with his chest that saw him facing the goal, but his second set up a bicycle kick in the 84th minute.

Ibrahimovic is up to 11 MLS goals this season, but Galaxy were beaten 2-1 after New England strikes through Cristian Penilla and Teal Bunbury.

Penilla beat Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham with a powerful strike just before half-time, and Bunbury tucked away the second on the hour-mark.

It meant Ibrahimovic's amazing goal was not enough for Galaxy, who were left in second in the Western Conference, while New England are 11th in the east.

In the day's other game, Philadelphia Union returned to the top of the Eastern Conference with a dramatic 3-2 win over Minnesota United.

After twice giving up a lead, Philadelphia found an 86th-minute winner Auston Trusty, whose brilliant first touch set up the decisive goal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic starred for LA Galaxy on his return from suspension, while Josef Martinez netted a brace for Atlanta United in MLS on Wednesday.

Ibrahimovic scored and provided an assist as the Galaxy returned to second in the Western Conference courtesy of a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City.

The Swedish star headed a cross into the path of Favio Alvarez to nod in the opener in the 55th minute.

Ibrahimovic, returning from a two-game suspension, sealed the win late on, volleying in an Uriel Antuna cross for his 10th goal of the season.

Galaxy are six points adrift of Los Angeles FC, while Sporting are 11th in the Western Conference.

Atlanta United snapped a two-game losing streak thanks to a 3-0 victory at home to Minnesota United.

Franco Escobar's fine 23rd-minute finish put Atlanta ahead, but they had to wait until late on to wrap up their victory.

Martinez scored twice in additional time to take his tally to eight MLS goals this campaign.

Atlanta are fourth in the Eastern Conference, where the top two in DC United and Philadelphia Union dropped points.

Wayne Rooney provided an assist but DC were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Chicago Fire.

Philadelphia, meanwhile, played out a 1-1 draw against the struggling Colorado Rapids.

However, third-placed Montreal Impact made no mistake, edging Real Salt Lake 2-1 in Quebec.

Wayne Rooney helped DC United claim a dramatic late draw in MLS on Saturday, while Philadelphia Union suffered a surprise loss.

Rooney's 90th-minute penalty saw DC secure a 1-1 draw against New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

New England goalkeeper Matt Turner was sent off in the 56th minute after a heavy challenge on Rooney, but the hosts still took the lead through a Juan Agudelo header.

However, Rooney stepped up to convert a late spot-kick as DC United took a one-point lead atop the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia could have moved top, but they suffered a 3-1 loss at home to the Portland Timbers.

Brian Fernandez scored a first-half brace, heading in an Andy Polo cross before completing a wonderful team move.

Diego Valeri's brilliant curling strike from 20 yards sealed Portland's win after Kacper Przybylko had pulled a goal back for Union.

The defeat ended Philadelphia's six-match unbeaten run.

Elsewhere, the New York Red Bulls stretched their unbeaten streak to four games by beating Cincinnati 2-0.

Minnesota United edged Houston Dynamo 1-0, the Vancouver Whitecaps overcame Dallas 2-1 and Chicago Fire drew 1-1 against New York City.

Nicolas Mezquida's late goal lifted the Colorado Rapids to a 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew.

Wayne Rooney scored but DC United were beaten in MLS as record-breaker Chris Wondolowski stole the show on Saturday.

Rooney netted his seventh goal of the campaign in DC's 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The former Manchester United and England captain tapped in an Ulises Segura cross in the 46th minute.

However, DC fell behind in the space of two minutes after goals from Memo Rodriguez and Tommy McNamara.

Rodriguez equalised with a fine individual effort before McNamara scrambled in an Adam Lundqvist cross at the back post.

Paul Arriola was sent off late on for DC, who are second to Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference after Union drew 0-0 at home to the Seattle Sounders.

In San Jose, Wondolowski was the star with a four-goal haul in the Earthquakes' 4-1 win over Chicago Fire.

He went past Landon Donovan for most goals in MLS history, moving onto 148.

Wondolowski tapped in a Shea Salinas pass for the opener before breaking Donovan's record when he capitalised on an error from Chicago goalkeeper David Ousted.

But there was more to come, completing his hat-trick and adding a fourth before Aleksandar Katai's consolation goal for the Fire.

San Jose are eighth in the Western Conference, while Chicago are in the same position in the east.

Elsewhere, Minnesota United edged Columbus Crew 1-0 and Real Salt Lake recorded a 3-0 win over a 10-man Toronto.

Montreal Impact and New England Revolution drew 0-0 and the Vancouver Whitecaps struck late to hold Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 draw.

Los Angeles FC moved further clear atop the Western Conference in MLS, while Philadelphia Union are at the summit in the east.

Carlos Vela continued his prolific campaign for LA, scoring in a 3-0 win over Columbus Crew in Ohio on Saturday.

Mark-Anthony Kaye opened the scoring before half-time, neatly tucking away a lovely pass from Latif Blessing.

LAFC left it late to seal their win, Adama Diomande scoring before a brilliant 20-yard strike from Vela made it 3-0.

Vela is up to 12 goals in as many games this MLS season, while LAFC moved five points clear at the top.

LA Galaxy are still second despite a third straight loss, going down to New York City 2-0.

The Seattle Sounders joined them on 22 points, though, after overcoming the Houston Dynamo 1-0.

In the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia Union went three points clear at the top courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Toronto.

Chris Mavinga's unfortunate own goal gave Philadelphia the lead at BMO Field, only for Alejandro Pozuelo's 20-yard free-kick to bring Toronto level.

But Union found a 68th-minute winner through Jamiro Monteiro, who put away a pass from Kacper Przybylko.

Elsewhere, Cincinnati upset Montreal Impact 2-1 and Chicago Fire overcame Minnesota United 2-0.

The Colorado Rapids remain winless after going down to Real Salt Lake 3-2, New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 and the New York Red Bulls recorded a 3-1 win over Dallas.

Philadelphia Union humbled New England Revolution 6-1 to stay top of the MLS Eastern Conference, while Wayne Rooney's DC United are level on points.

It was a party at Talen Energy Stadium, where Sergio Santos scored twice in the second half to lead the Union to a crushing victory on Saturday.

New England's Juan Fernando Caicedo had cancelled out Jack Elliot's 11th-minute opener, but Philadelphia steamrolled the visitors thanks to Ilsinho, Santos, Kacper Przybylko and David Accam.

The Union and DC are level on 20 points in the east, though Philadelphia are top due to their superior goal difference after 11 matches.

Former Manchester United and England captain Rooney converted a 45th-minute penalty as DC defeated Columbus Crew 3-1.

Goals from Rooney, Luciano Acosta and Paul Arriola helped snapped DC's three-game winless streak at home.

Meanwhile, Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored but LA Galaxy lost 3-2 away to New York Red Bulls.

Ibrahimovic took his season tally to nine goals as he gave the high-flying Galaxy a 2-1 lead before half-time.

However, the Red Bulls netted two unanswered goals in the second half via Marc Rzatkowski and substitute Derrick Etienne Jr to end the Galaxy's seven-game unbeaten run.

The loss left the second-placed Galaxy two points behind Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Chicago Fire.

Houston Dynamo are three points behind the Galaxy following their 2-1 win against rivals Dallas, New York City continued their resurgence with a 2-0 victory at Montreal Impact and in-form Portland Timbers were 2-1 winners over Real Salt Lake.

Elsewhere, Orlando City lost 2-0 at home to Toronto, Minnesota United drew 1-1 with Seattle Sounders and 10-man San Jose Earthquakes defeated struggling FC Cincinnati 1-0.

Reggae Boy and Philadelphia Union forward Cory Burke will be sidelined for about three months, perhaps longer, until he gets his visa issues sorted, a report published by the ProSoccer USA website said.

Philadelphia Union defeated struggling FC Cincinnati 2-0 thanks to Kacper Przybylko and Fafa Picault.

MLS newcomers Cincinnati were left without a win in six matches following Wednesday's trip to Pennsylvania, where the Union moved level atop the Eastern Conference.

Neither team could be separated in the first half at Talen Energy Stadium but Philadelphia took control following the interval.

Polish striker Przybylko opened the scoring with a glancing header in the 63rd minute and Picault doubled the lead seven minutes later.

The Union held on for victory to improve to 17 points from 10 games, level with DC United and Montreal Impact in the east.

Without a win since March 24 amid a run of four consecutive defeats, Cincinnati are second-bottom in the Eastern Conference – four points adrift of the play-off places.

MLS champions Atlanta United won their first home game of the season to ease pressure on Frank de Boer, while Sporting Kansas City and New England Revolution drew 4-4.

Atlanta overcame fellow strugglers and winless Colorado Rapids 1-0 courtesy of Julian Gressel at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday.

Struggling for form since former Inter and Crystal Palace boss De Boer replaced Gerardo Martino at the start of the season, Atlanta finally gave their fans something to celebrate on home soil following two draws and a loss.

Gressel's goal with 16 minutes remaining gave Atlanta their second win in five matches, though the titleholders remain 10th in the 12-team Eastern Conference and four points adrift of the top seven while the Rapids are bottom in the west with just two points.

New York City occupy the seventh and final playoff spot in the east following their 1-1 draw at home to Orlando City, whose Nani scored his fifth goal in four games.

It was an eight-goal thriller in Kansas City, where Sporting and nine-man New England shared the points on Saturday.

Sporting KC rescued a draw thanks to Krisztian Nemeth's 83rd-minute equaliser against the visiting Revolution, who had Brandon Bye and Jalil Anibaba sent off in the second half.

New England opened the scoring and led 3-1 and 4-2 thanks to Juan Caicedo's first-half brace before Sporting KC rallied and capitalised on their numerical advantage through Nemeth and Felipe Gutierrez – the pair netting two goals apiece.

Philadelphia Union lost ground on Eastern Conference leaders DC United after a 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps, FC Dallas played out a goalless stalemate with San Jose Earthquakes and lowly New York Red Bulls accounted for FC Cincinnati 1-0.

Houston Dynamo were too good for Columbus Crew 2-0, while Toronto lost 2-1 at home to Portland Timbers – who claimed back-to-back victories.

Jamaica’s football bosses are breathing a collective sigh of relief following news that their first choice goalkeeper Andre Blake is expected to recover from injury in time to start in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June.

Frank de Boer's Atlanta United suffered another defeat as their stuttering MLS title defence continued, while Nani's late winner saw Orlando City past Vancouver Whitecaps.

Lowly Atlanta were upstaged by FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday – leaving De Boer's side without a victory at home in the league this season.

Atlanta attempted 22 shots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where Jesus Ferreira and Bryan Acosta silenced the hosts.

Josef Martinez converted a penalty deep into stoppage-time but it was merely a consolation for Atlanta, who have only won three games in all competitions since former Inter and Crystal Palace boss De Boer replaced Gerardo Martino.

Atlanta are second from bottom in the Eastern Conference with five points from six matches, while Dallas are fourth in the west.

Ex-Manchester United winger and Portuguese star Nani led Orlando to a 1-0 win against the visiting Whitecaps.

Nani deflected Sacha Kljestan's 88th-minute shot beyond Vancouver goalkeeper Zac MacMath for his fourth MLS goal since arriving from Sporting CP.

Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Nicolas Gaitan set up two goals in Chicago Fire's 4-1 rout of winless Colorado Rapids, who ended the match with 10 men.

After Colorado's Kei Kamara cancelled out Nemanja Nikolic's opener prior to half-time, the Fire scored three unanswered goals following the break via Charles Sapong, Djordje Mihailovic and Aleksandar Katai.

Rapids midfielder Jack Price was sent off with four minutes remaining in Chicago to compound Colorado's misery.

Elsewhere, New England edged New York Red Bulls 1-0, Portland Timbers ended their winless start to the season by defeating Columbus Crew 3-1, Philadelphia Union accounted for Montreal Impact 3-0 and San Jose Earthquakes crushed Sporting Kansas City 4-1.

Los Angeles FC defeated Cincinnati 2-0 on Saturday to remain top of the Western Conference in MLS, as DC United took advantage of a slip up from Columbus Crew.

Mark-Anthony Kaye headed home Carlos Vela's corner in the 32nd minute at Banc of California Stadium to put LAFC ahead against their fellow expansion franchise.

And Vela sealed all three points in second-half stoppage time, receiving a pass from Eduard Atuesta before advancing into the area and firing a low finish past Spencer Richey.

The result leaves LAFC three points clear of second-placed Seattle Sounders, who had Will Bruin's brace to thank for a 3-2 win over Toronto, Jozy Altidore netting a double in vain for the visitors to CenturyLink Field.

LA Galaxy are a point further back in third after winning their fourth match in succession as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's pair of first-half strikes earned a 2-0 victory at home to Philadelphia Union, who had Auston Trusty sent off for committing a second bookable offence with 14 minutes to go. 

In the Eastern Conference, DC United came from a goal down to win 3-2 away to Colorado Rapids and go top of the standings.

Columbus Crew dropped to second following a 1-0 loss at Montreal Impact, who are now just two points behind them in third place.

There were five goals inside the first 32 minutes of Minnesota United's match at home to New York City, who had Ismael Tajouri to thank for rescuing a point in a 3-3 draw and sparing the blushes of Sean Johnson, the goalkeeper having conceded a comical own goal to gift the hosts the advantage.

MLS Cup holders Atlanta United claimed their first league win under Frank de Boer thanks to Ezequiel Barco's double in a 2-0 victory at New England Revolution.

In other matches, there were 2-1 wins for Real Salt Lake, Dallas and Houston Dynamo against Orlando City, Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes respectively.

Nani opened his account for Orlando City with two goals and the last-gasp winner against Colorado Rapids, while Wayne Rooney saw red in DC United's big MLS loss at home to Los Angeles FC.

Recruited from Sporting CP, former Manchester United star Nani converted an 89th-minute penalty as Orlando prevailed 4-3 in a thriller for their first home win of the season on Saturday.

Nani cancelled out Kei Kamara's ninth-minute opener with a header just past the half-hour mark before Tesho Akindele put Orlando ahead two minutes later.

After an hour-long weather delay during the interval, two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Nicolas Mezquida and Cole Bassett swung the match in Colorado's favour 19 minutes from time in Orlando.

However, Orlando's Christopher Mueller equalised in the 81st minute and Nani completed the comeback thanks to his dramatic late penalty.

It was a day to forget for United after Rooney was sent off in their 4-0 demolition at the hands of LAFC, who were inspired by Diego Rossi's hat-trick.

With United already trailing 3-0 at half-time, Rooney received his first MLS red card for a dangerous lunging challenge on Los Angeles' Rossi.

"Yeah I think it was a red card," said Rooney, who initially received a caution before VAR intervened. "I've lunged. I tried to win the ball, and I’ve caught the player. I have no arguments."

Rossi took his season tally to six goals as unbeaten LAFC made it five wins from six matches to sit top of the Western Conference.

Columbus Crew continue to fly high following their 1-0 victory against 10-man New England Revolution, Toronto were held to a 2-2 draw by Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers remain winless after going down 3-0 to San Jose Earthquakes.

New York Red Bulls crashed to a third consecutive defeat after a 2-1 loss to Minnesota United, Alejandro Bedoya's 90th-minute goal saw Philadelphia Union past FC Dallas 2-1, Seattle Sounders edged Real Salt Lake 1-0, while 10-man Montreal Impact drew 0-0 away to New York City.

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